Today I saw an interesting tweet from Mark Ragan of Ragan Communications. He pointed to a list of '25 Essential PR Blogs'. This piqued my interest for a number of reasons. Firstly, I have a bit of form when it comes to lists of PR blogs. I used to curate the PR Friendly Index, in … Continue reading PR? Essential? Blogs? From a Ragan tweet to a Cooper post via good old-fashioned email.
Each weekday, Plinky provides a prompt — like a question or a challenge — and you type in an answer. To keep it interesting, prompts are a mixed bag of fun commands (“Write a haiku about the last meal you ate”) to more thoughtful questions (“What is your favorite summer memory?”) via en.blog.wordpress.com This is … Continue reading Overcome Writer’s Block With Plinky Prompts — Blog — WordPress.com
One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to setting up a business blog, and certainly one which I have been asked on a number of occasions recently, is whether it is better to have a blog as part of your website or to set it up as a separate site on its … Continue reading Business Blog: separate domain or on your website @ Better Business Blogging
I've been tinkering with Yahoo Pipes quite a lot recently, and plugging it into Netvibes. The Pipes interface can be flaky but once you get it set up you can reuse Pipes simply by passing parameters to them without ever having to edit them again. And Netvibes is just gorgeous. I've 'done' Eurostar when all … Continue reading What are people saying about… Imagination Technologies?
This is according to Smarter Social Media. They've been through lots of people and apparently I'm one of the top 100. I find this astonishing, particularly as I've pretty much stopped blogging recently. As is often the case, they've been a bit coy about their criteria. Is it bean-counting? Is it ubiquity? Or do they … Continue reading Good grief, I’m one of the smartest people in social media!
So the Jackenhacks came and went. I met lots of nice people, notably Giles from Realwire who lives just down the road from me, and who I bumped into at the train station. I met Melanie from Fake Plastic Noodles who was very lovely and chatty, the inimitable Wadds, Michael Litman (colleague of my ex-colleague … Continue reading Just about wraps it up for the Jackenhacks
... I was a copywriter. Then I became a social media planner. Then I became a digital PR senior account manager. Then I was a social media strategist. Then I decided to jack it all in and become a copywriter again. Now, I'm finding I'm sort of all of those at the same time. Confusing, … Continue reading Once upon a time…
A friend of mine has received recognition for his wildlife blog, Tales from The Wood - The Diary of a Badger Watching Man. It's well deserved. The blog is very well written, giving unique and fresh insights into aspects of wildlife from a first-person perspective. 'Badgerman' - for that is his suitably anonymous online moniker … Continue reading Well done badgerman!
Today, two seemingly unrelated but actually very similar discoveries: socialmention is offering sentiment analysis among other metrics; and SpinVox uses people to transcribe messages. Humans as machines First, the second. SpinVox.They offer voice-to-text conversion which is something of a holy grail for computing, and given my past interest in AI, I found the proposition fascinating. … Continue reading Humans do it better – but do they scale?